About ASBA

Mission & Vision

Contribute to the strengthening of banking regulation and supervision and the stability of the financial system in the region by promoting the implementation of practices aligned with internationally recognized standards, using mechanisms for analysis, cooperation, training and dialogue.

To be the leading organization for the coordination and training in matters of banking supervision and regulation in the Americas.

Who are we

The Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA) is a leading forum that brings together supervisors from North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Spain. It fosters collaboration to strengthen financial regulation, banking supervision and the stability of the financial system in its Member countries.

ASBA represents 42 official institutions that supervise banks and other financial institutions from 37 jurisdictions in South America, Central America, North America, the Caribbean and Spain.

Over time, ASBA has become the premier platform where the hemisphere’s supervisory authorities collaboratively analyze, debate, and exchange experiences and best practices on the implementation of international regulatory and supervisory standards.

The Association’s main objectives include promoting regional cooperation among its Members and with international organizations, providing training programs, and facilitating working groups to analyze and exchange ideas on issues related to the supervision and regulation of financial institutions.

Members

The Association comprises 39 Associate Members and 3 Collaborator Members.

Among the Associate Members, there are five regional groups: Caribbean, Central America, the Southern Cone, Andean Region and North America, as well as a Non-Regional Group.

Bylaws

The current Bylaws of the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas were approved at the XXV Annual Assembly held on October 20, 2022.

ASBA History

The Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization.

Its current headquarters are located in Mexico City.

Governing Structure

ASBA’s governing structure includes the General Assembly, the Board of Directors, four Board Committees, the Secretary General and the Secretariat staff.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the highest authority of the Association and it includes 39 Associate Members with voting rights and 3 Collaborator Members acting as observers.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors actively participates in the affairs of the Association and has the powers conferred upon it by the General Assembly. It is governed by the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman and five Regional Directors representing the members of North America, Central America, the Andean Region, the Southern Cone and the Caribbean.

Committees

The ASBA Board of Directors has the support and advice of the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee, the Training Committee, and the Technical Committee.

Secretariat

The General Secretariat of the Association is the management body of the Association.

Annual reports

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2021

What we do

ASBA acts as a link between international supervisory bodies and its Associate Member countries. This facilitates training for regional supervisory officials and allows ASBA to develop a technical working agenda that directly reflects the interests and needs of its Members

Training

ASBA delivers training sessions to its Members on topics related to banking regulation, supervision, and pertinent financial system issues. Additionally, the Association conducts webinars and conferences to further enhance this learning by fostering continuous discussion and knowledge exchange among Members.

Research

ASBA fosters deep dives into critical topics through working groups and targeted webinars aligned with its technical agenda. Insights gained are then shared broadly through published documents, enriching the knowledge base of the entire supervisory community.

Activities

The Association’s activities include the Continental Training Program, the development of a technical agenda, and an agenda for international dialogue with global standard-setting bodies.

Library

ASBA’s Virtual Library provides key documents on banking regulation and supervision, including regulations, reports, legislation, technical publications, and practical guides.